Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Movie Review: "The Back-Up Plan"

Jennifer Lopez has returned to acting, and she has done it in a big way. Most people fell in love with her when she released The Wedding Planner, Maid in Manhattan, and Monster in Law. So when she returned to acting in this particular movie, everyone lined up.

Do you know the similarities with all these films? They are all romantic comedies.

Even though I love Jennifer Lopez's entire body of work (I loved El Cantante) I really love her acting in romantic comedies. So I was one of those people who saw the movie this weekend. Not only that, but I never turn down a romantic comedy.

The Back-up Plan is a romantic comedy about a girl named Zoe (Jennifer Lopez) who is desperate for a child, and is artificially inseminated through a sperm back. Newly pregnant, but not yet showing and unaware of her pregnancy, she meets Stan (Alex O'Loughlin), and the two start dating. Romantic complications ensue once she reveals to him she was pregnant when they met.

Overall, this movie is a must see. I don't think it is for everyone. I'm going to go for 13 and above if a teenager wants to watch a movie about a girl who gets inseminated. But if you are a huge Jennifer Lopez fan like I am, you won't turn this movie down. I sure didn't, and I will be returning to the theatres to watch the movie again this weekend.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Movie Review: "Motherhood"

Seriously, I don't understand why this film is getting negative reviews. I have seen this movie months ago, and I can't stop watching it. I love Uma Thurmon's performance in this movie. If you haven't seen it, you must.

Motherhood is an independent film shot entirely in New York City. I can tell it's New York just by looking at the building. The story centers around a single mother balancing career, her kids, and tasks for a upcoming birthday. It's the everyday thing a mother of one or two kids goes through.

I think the one thing that attached me to this film is that she is a writer/blogger. In the film, she has a blog where she talks about the comedic drama surrounding motherhood. She writes about what she's going through, and what she sees in front of her involving other mothers. Everything she has written is autobiographical. That's what attracted me to this film.

I love writing about my life. Strangely, my life has turned into a sitcom. I'm either in a situation where it's embarrassing or funny. As much as I try not to get involved in situations that I know would be embarrassing, I somehow end up back in it. Eventually, I decided to go with the flow and not be afraid of being embarrassed. There is a reason why I go through these crazy things. It's material for all the comedic stories I can tell you guys for future blog posts and novels.

My life is an open book. I can't deny it. Everything I write is autobiographical. I still write a little fiction every now and then, but my entire body of work is 90% nonfiction. I'm comfortable with it, and I hope people love reading about my life.

Overall, Motherhood is an amazing comedy. For mothers everywhere, I recommend you watch this film. You don't have to be a writer to watch this film, but you gotta glue your eyes to this excellent comedy.

The film is out on DVD. Trust me, you won't regret it.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

A Roque Caston Reality Show?

This is something I have been thinking about for a long time. I like reality shows. I watch shows like Jersey Shore, The Hills, and Keeping Up With The Kardashians. I just added two new shows to my schedule. Brandy and Ray J: A Family Business and Basketball Wives. I hope the ratings did very well. I loved both of the shows last night.

I myself wrote ideas for a reality show. Most of the idea centers me around the entire show. However, the problem I have with doing a reality show is that I am a bit conservative. Don't get me wrong. I love being in front of the camera. However, I don't want them 24/7 in my house. If I ever want to do a reality show, it will center around my professional life all the time.

Alot of people say I should have a reality show. I am a multitax to the max. I write, act, perform, host, and sponsor things. My life is like a rollercoaster, and I am doing my best to make sure that it stays up. I recently applied for a position as an experienced comedian for this night club. I know most of ya'll have never seen me perform stand up comedy. Well I hope I get this job, so that I can show ya'll how funny I am.

I never say never. There can possibly be a Roque Caston reality show flying in the future. The sky is the limit for me. When I get older, and I feel like I really want to do this show, then I will pitch the show to other networks and let ya'll see what's going on in the life of Roque Caston.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Movie Review: "Why Did I Get Married Too?"

I watched Tyler Perry's new film last week. The reason I didn't review this film was because I put myself on hiatus in order to come up with new material. But now that I came back, I am going to post my review on the movie.

Overall, the film was another masterpiece. Tyler Perry has done his thing. Janet Jackson's story stood out this entire film. I wasn't even thinking about the other characters. I was just thinking about what Janet was going through.

However, there were a few things that was going through my mind while I was watching this film.

Throughout the years, gay black men are doing their best to get this image out of the media. The media looks at men like these girl, dramatic, and out of control men. All gay men are not like that. We are different in our own way. So when I saw that black gay man in the scene where he pop out of the birthday cake, I was like "Here we go again. When is this image going to go away."

Also, I felt like the ending was rushed. I loved the drama. I was angry at Gavin's character throughout the entire movie. But when the ending arrived, I was like "What just happened?" Maybe Tyler Perry changed alot of stuff in the ending like he said he did. I remember when he said there was going to be a funeral scene instead of that scene in the movie because of Michael Jackson's passing.

Despite the scenes, I loved Tyler Perry's film. He is an excellent filmmaker. I will continue to watch his movies. I just hope he thinks about creating another sequel or a tv series of this. There is something about these stories that won't let me let go of these characters.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Fried Chicken For Breakfast?

Before I begin, let me just say one thing. This blog post is not about Barack Obama or Al Sharpton. I just found this picture of these two eating fried chicken together, and I had to post this one. Now let's move on.

This has got to be crazy. Who in the world eats fried food for breakfast, and right out of the grease? When I saw that, I wanted to vomit.

Right after my neighbors found my dog after he wandered off when my parents took him out, I was completely exhausted. I was working extremely hard on topics to write for the blog last night, it kept me up all night. Then there was knock on my bedroom door, which interrupted my sleep. That put alot of anger inside of me. It's the one thing I absolutely hate. When I am peacefully sleeping, I want no one to interrupt me. If you do, you might get cussed at for the next ten minutes. That's how upset I get when I am interrupted in my sleep.

Since my dog worried me because he wandered off, I was up for the next two hours after my neighbors found him and brought him back home. I was lying on the couch in the living room, watching the E! Network constantly. Suddenly, my stomach was rumbling like boiling water ready to come up my backside. I didn't feel like cooking. So I went to the grocery store two blocks away from the house. I put on some dress clothes and walked to the store.

I entered the store at nine in the morning. I looked around for those fifty cents honey buns. I wasn't going to buy the traditional high school breakfast. Hot chips and Arizona Fruit Punch

When I saw the Honey Buns, I grabbed one and started taking my money out. I always have my money out before I check out. I know what the price is. So what's the use waiting until it's your turn. You want to get the heck out of that line right? Then make sure your money is out before it's your time. The only time you can do that is when you are going to use your credit card.

Once the person in front of me placed his food on the shelf, I can hear a loud conversation going on behind me. I turned around and saw a cooking lady giving a man this five dollar bag of chicken.

"This is going to be a good breakfast for me," he said.

I knew it was fried chicken because it was the only food fresh out the grease that morning. First of all, who would be cooking fried chicken at nine in the morning? I only eat fried chicken between noon and midnight. I have never seen someone eat chicken for breakfast.

This is just my opinion. Chicken should stay as a lunch or dinner option. I don't want to see myself walking past a group of people in the city, carrying a brown paper bag of chicken with the grease leaking out of the bag. That will be an embarrassing scene.

I put my sixty cents in front of the front desk man, and walked out of that store was fast as I could. I ate half of it on the way, and then I took a nap on the couch. In the beginning, I wanted to microwave some pancakes, but the fried chicken ruined my breakfast that morning.

Monday, April 12, 2010

The Lost Episode of Zolra's Corner

I literally forgotten about this episode. Personally, I thought there were a few difficulties filming this show. This episode fourteen of my former talk show Zolra's Corner. At the time, I renamed it to Zolra Caston before giving the title it's original name back. This was the episode that began the second season. However, so many problems occurred during filming.

There were people playing around on set. My editing was a hot mess back then. It also the day I learned that Youtube had that ten minute limit for all videos unless you were a partner. Just looking at this episode makes me wonder how my show lasted sixteen more episodes before I put the show on hiatus.

I was ready to put the video on the website. It was literally two minutes before the show was set to premiere. Once Youtube told me that, I banged on my keyboard, ran across my house, shouting "Youtube, why in the world are you doing this to me? Is this payback for wearing a shirt with no sleeves on it?" Because of this, I posted the show on Veoh.

You can see in my face what was going on around the set. Also, I was talking so fast, you could hardly understand me. In the back of my mind, I wanted to end the episode quickly. Then once my friend left the room, I could beat the crap out of everyone for their loud outbursts. But I couldn't do the second thing because we were only going to be in the studio for thirty minutes. I had twenty minutes of shooting and ten minutes of editing.

A lot of pressure was put on me that day. People were spreading the news about my show around the halls. I posted posters around the school. My friend promoted it as well. Then I made the stupidest mistake I've ever done related to my show. The day I was supposed to do nothing but promote the show, I instead told people that the second season was premiering the same night. Now that the wrong gossip was spreading like extinguished fireflies, I called the crew and told them we had to go to the set after school today. Ever since that day, I always buy a planner just for decorations.

It wasn't because my co-host was boring or anything. He was the one thing that day that kept me smiling. He was on time for filming and kept everything professional.

But I'mma post it for you guys. I almost forgotten about this episode until I Yahoo'd my name, and there it was. It's very strange how my blog is not the most searched thing under my name. What are you readers doing? Anyway, this is the lost episode of Zolra's Corner. Hope you guys are interested in this.

P.S. I really hate the ending. I just cut myself off before I was ready to speak. Before I could start my sentence, here comes the credits.

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